2014 Yellow Tail Shiraz
South Eastern Australia
WB Rating: 75

Alcohol by volume: 13.0%
Price at time of purchase: $4.99 (Safeway)
Type: Shiraz
Principal varietal(s): Syrah

Purchased for cooking since it was basically half-price at Safeway. I drink one of these (once a favorite of mine among inexpensive reds) once in a while to see how they're doing, and lately it's been a pretty dispiriting experience. The 2014 Yellow Tail Shiraz has a medicinal cherry/blueberry nose, a sweet, medicinal, non-varietal taste in the mouth, and a finish that is cloying and suggests roasted vegetables. Drinkable, but infinitely inferior to, for example, a good imported beer (or three) in the $5 price range. At $8.99 or whatever it retails at, don't even consider it. - HK 2015-09-18


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